Spousal support is very often one of the most hotly contested issues in a divorce. Spousal support is also one of those issues that can be a very complex and dangerous proposition for the uninformed and unwary. For example, while child support is always modifiable upon a martial change in circumstances, parties have the power to take jurisdiction away from the courts to modify a negotiated spousal support term. Failure to recognize this could result in you forever relinquishing your right to receive support or agreeing to spousal support that you will not be able to pay in the future. The Courts have imprisoned many people because of spousal support agreements that the Courts are unable to modify. Also unlike child support, there are no guidelines for determining permanent spousal support. A good Loudoun spousal support lawyer must have knowledge not only of the law, but how the judges in Loudoun County routinely apply the law to the people in their courts.
Our attorneys at Beckman Schmalzle Georgelas & Ross PLC routinely handle cases involving establishment of spousal support, modification of spousal support, and enforcement of spousal support awards in Loudoun County, Fairfax County, Clarke County, Prince William County, and Frederick County. We routinely handle cases involving payment of permanent support and temporary support and periodic and lump sum payments. We handle cases with hidden assets and income, business income, imputation of income, retirement income, physical and mental disability, and cost of living analysis.